New York's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week kicked off Thursday with a fantastic lineup of shows including Nicholas K, David Tlale (center of Kelly Cutrone's PR blast), BCBG Max Azria, Richard Chai, Supima, Tadashi Shoji, Candela, Desigual, Marissa Webb, and The Art Institute of New York City.
From the moment you step inside the infamous tents of fashion week, a light buzz is heard making its way through the crowds of colorfully dressed editors, buyers, bloggers and models, all comparing schedules, reporting on which collections were best, gossiping about what celebrities showed, and just how busy the week will be. The lobby is an open space with media lounges, sample booths, and even an episode of Fashion Police being filmed on a balcony overlooking the frenzy.
Though we have photographers stationed in the media pit at just about every show, one of the highlights of them all was Desigual. Based in Barcelona, Spain, the brand is known for artistic patterns, patchwork designs, and bright splashes of color. For Desigual, there is not one designer, but 25 of them comprising around 1,000 pieces per collection.
Spring 2014 kicked off with brightly adorned models strutting down the runway while blowing kisses and waving to the crowd. The women's and men's ready-to-wear collections showed loud pops of color and patterns, perfectly executed as though each garment was a canvas waiting to be painted.
To show Desigual, visit their online store.